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September 2, 2011

Eco Fair Marin this Labor Day Weekend

If you live in the Marin County area and are looking for something to do this Labor Day weekend, there's a brand new event in town and it's titled Eco Fair Marin.  It will be held at the Marin County Fairgrounds on Sunday the 4th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The idea behind Eco Fair Marin is to celebrate Marin's leadership in sustainability.  Temple Grandin is the keynote speeker and there are panels and discussions held on various stages all day long.  My husband, Dominic is speaking on the "Local Leaders of Sustainable Farming" panel, right before Temple goes on.

Some of the other discussions include: 
  • Green Ways to School
  • 81 Days at Sea - Whale Wars in Antartic
  • School Gardens
  • High School Programs
  • The Story of MALT in Marin
  • How to Finance Sustainable Agriculture
  • Social Media for Social Good
  • The 3-R Path to New Living:  Remembering, Reforming and Redesigning
  • Best Ways to Save Water Inside and Outside Your Home
At the Kid's Area, kids can participate in:
  • Bean Mosaics
  • Eco-Bookmark Puzzle
  • Puppet Show and Puppet Making
  • Trash to Art:  Creation Station
  • Build a Bug Village
At the DIY Stage, you can learn and hear about:
  • How to Build Your Own Furniture Without Using Power Tools
  • Gray Water Technology For Conservation
  • How to Raise Chickens in Your Backyard
  • Why to Keep Bees in Your Backyard
  • Cheesemaking Class by Louella Hill {this is the same cheesemaker I took a class from}
  • Make Your Own Cleaning Products
  • Relax and Strengthen with Tai Chi and Deep Breath
Different bands are scheduled to play throughout the day as well.  Admission is $5 for adults and kids 17 and under are free.  Click here for a full list of Eco Fair Marin's schedule.

I'll be there for a couple of hours at least, what are you planning for Labor Day weekend??

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to leave a comment, I love to hear from you!. Have a fantastic day!

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TexWisGirl said...

how cool to have temple grandin speak! maybe your hubby can meet her! :)

Stephanie @ The Travelling Tastebuds said...

Oooo... I love county fairs! Too bad I don't live in Marin County :(

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

This sounds like a great way to spend a weekend!! I hope you've had a good one, and your Monday is going well too!